by Karen D. Badger
Mackenzie Caldwell was given a choice…be true to who she was and be shunned for the rest of her life by her entire family, or suppress her attraction to women and live the rest of her life knowing ‘her place’ in the misogynistic cult-like religion she was raised in. Kenzie chose herself, and relocated to Sedona, Arizona, a beautiful desert town surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and famous for metaphysical enhancement while hiking and spending time among the many vortices in the area.
Zangendar Tafadon is on a mission to help her community find a new home world, as her planet, Vakillia is slowly dying and would soon be unable to support the proliferation of their species. For generations, Vakillians had travelled to other planets in order to use the resources of those worlds in the procreation process between Vakillian females, after which, they would return to Vakillia to raise their offspring. Only this time, the planet of Vakillia was approaching toxic levels. Zan was on one of many investigatory missions to several different worlds, and her destination was Earth.
Life will never be the same for Kenzie or Zan when their paths literally cross on the hiking trails of Sedona, Arizona.